The 5 gifts I am giving this year

Hello Gorgeous, The winter holidays are here: Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s. If you haven’t finished your gift shopping yet and are looking around for new and novel and inexpensive gifts to help your loved ones get healthy, I’ve got a few suggestions. These are the five gifts I am giving everyone in my life, both the nice and

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend!

To celebrate both my new site—and autumn—I want to share a recipe from my autumnal cookbook, The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook (Sterling Publishing). Before I share, however, I want to talk just a bit about pumpkin pie spice. Who out there knows what this stuff is? If you’re not quite sure, it’s a somewhat arbitrary blend of warming spices (one

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Shirtaki: The noodles everyone is talking about

In the past two months I’ve had about 20 clients, 9 Facebook connections and 5 friends ask me the same thing: “What’s with these Shirtaki noodles? Do you think these are something I could eat?” You see, I have a lot of clients who are celiac, have a gluten intolerance, or simply feel better without gluten in their systems. Most

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Homemade Veggie Pasta: Why You Need a Spiralizer

I came a bit late to the whole “spiralizer thing.” One of my 7-Day Superfood Cleanse clients (hello, Ann Brosnan!) turned me on to the idea of using vegetables as a replacement for pasta. A quick internet search of the spiralizer brought up pages of results: spiralizer recipes, spiralizer reviews, spiralizer carrot, spiralizer zucchini, spiralizer sweet potato, spiralizer butternut squash,

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Open now! Come with me!

Hello Gorgeous! How are you? How is July shaping up for you? I just know this is going to be a special month. One reasons is it is berry season, that time of year when strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries and fresh currants—and other berries—are everywhere from the farmer’s market to the roadside fruit stand to the wild bushes growing at

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